1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Does the election spell the end of FOX News dominance

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by heyabbott, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. JackS

    JackS Member

    Where the heck are you getting those numbers? I've never seen a cable newser at less than 0.1 Nielsen at any point during the day (and that is usually MSNBC), which translates to 100,000.

    Do you really think Fox News was averaging 8K people viewing during the run up to the war? O'Reilly alone gets about 2 mil for the first run of his show each night.

    Check out these numbers from around the time frame you reference...

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This post aged especially well.
    Doc Holliday likes this.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The only way Fox loses influence on the right is if a less-responsible, more hard-line conservative news network comes along.
    matt_garth likes this.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Coincidentally enough, I was just going to post that.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Irk: spellcheck!

    Or at least sound it out in your head and realize the number of syllables that you wrote are WAY fucking wrong.


    cjericho likes this.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Obama's election was pure ratings gold for Fox News.

    From NYT, Jan. 18, 2009:

    Even some of Fox’s vocal critics think that Fox will thrive in the coming years. “Fox is in a much better position with a liberalish Democrat in the White House than they were with a Republican,” said Eric Alterman, the media columnist for The Nation magazine.

    He contends that Fox sells a simple message to its audience. “The things that Obama faces are very complicated and very large, and a lot of things are going to go wrong, especially with the spending levels we’re seeing,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of things that you can point your finger at and say, ‘Yeah, we were right,’ ” he said, referring to critics of Mr. Obama.

    “That’s a much simpler thing for them to do,” Mr. Alterman added, “than to defend a failed war and a failed president.”

    Had it been Jeb or Marco or whoever else, Fox's ratings would have been hit. Trump is Fox News manifest. So he boosts their ratings. For now.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page